|2013 College Basketball South Carolina vs. Missouri Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Tuesday, 22 January 2013 15:00|
South Carolina vs. Missouri Free Pick
COLUMBIA, MO (The Spread) – No. 22 Missouri has been perfect at Mizzou Arena this season but the Tigers have also struggled without their big man. Will they cover against South Carolina tonight at 7:00PM ET?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Missouri as a 14.5-point favorite over South Carolina for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 142.5 points. The Gamecocks enter play with an 11-6 overall record and are 1-3 in the SEC this season, while the Tigers are 13-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
LINE MOVEMENT: MIZZOU opened as a 14.5-point favorite and that's where the line currently sits. As for the total, it opened at 142.5 and hasn't budged either.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 58% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Gamecocks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take South Carolina. According to latest college basketball trends, the Gamecocks are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. Missouri has really struggled since losing senior forward Laurence Bowers, who has missed the past three games with a sprained MCL in his right knee. The Tigers were crushed 83-52 by the Gators on Saturday and they've now lost their first two SEC road games. With Bowers out again tonight, look for the Gamecocks to keep things close. All three of South Carolina's losses in the SEC have come by seven points or less and the spread appears to be inflated due to MIZZOU's success at home this season (the Tigers are 10-0).
TUESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS +14.5